Wellington Celebrates Cowboy Heritage


WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) A south-central Kansas town on the old Chisholm Trail will celebrate its cowboy heritage with a two-day spring festival.

The Wellington Daily News reports the inaugural Chisholm Trail Wild West Days will take place in the Sumner County town April 26 and 27.

Shelley Hansel-Williams, executive director of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, says Wellington resident Ed Levalley came up with the idea. He’s hoping the event will draw people from throughout Kansas.

Events on April 26 will include a celebrity fast-draw contest and a cowboy poetry contest. Several musical performances, 19th century children’s games and a chuck wagon meal are scheduled the following day.

Tours of the Chisholm Trail Museum and the Panhandle Railroad Museum will be included.

Wellington is located 30 miles south of Wichita.


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